Person Specification


Non Executive Director


We are keen to receive applications from candidates from a diverse range of personal and professional backgrounds.

You should be able to demonstrate a good level of professional expertise and knowledge within Finance (Audit or Accountancy Qualification).

We would however welcome candidates with professional experience and knowledge of an area such as IT, Customer (Patient) Care, Legal, Voluntary Sector or Care Services.

Values, experience and competencies

  • A clear commitment to the Trust’s values and the NHS values and principles as outlined in the NHS Constitution
  • Adherence to the standards of public life by upholding the highest standards of conduct and demonstrating the Nolan principles of selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership
  • A strong track record of professional achievement including proven leadership skills
  • A general understanding of the NHS and the evolving healthcare policy context would be an advantage
  • An understanding of good corporate governance
  • Effective communication skills including influencing and persuading
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work as part of a team to meet shared goals
  • Proven ability to work in partnership and across organisational boundaries
  • Sound political and commercial acumen
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to plan ahead and find innovative solutions to problems
  • Independent judgement, common sense and diplomacy
  • A strong commitment to quality improvement
  • An understanding of the diversity and demographics of Sussex
  • A genuine commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion


  • Eligible to be a member of a public constituency of the Trust, whilst we have an out of area public constituency we would prefer for the person to reside within one of our Sussex constituencies.
  • Meet the independence criteria for Non-Executive Directors and meet the Fit and Proper Persons Requirement as defined in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulation of Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2004
  • Not disbarred from membership of the Board of Directors under any of the disqualification criteria listed below
  • Sufficient time available to fulfil the requirements of the post